The young conservative community is stronger than ever before, especially in Arizona, and there are many ways in which young Republicans can get involved.
The North Valley Young Republicans are one of the fastest-growing YR chapters in the nation and are working overtime to elect Republicans at all levels in competitive districts across not only the North Valley, but the whole state of Arizona.
The North Valley Young Republicans are run by Ari Bradshaw (President), Eric Hayes (VP), Joe Basrawi (Outreach Coordinator, Treasurer), Jenna Rayne (Manager), and Nico Delgado (Spokesman).
Led by a diverse team and pushing an even more diverse slate of candidates, the North Valley YRs want to disrupt the norms and bring the Republican Party into the 21st Century. They are working towards both the most Arizona-First and the most youthful delegation in our state’s history.
On Saturday, September 24th from 6-8pm, the North Valley Young Republicans’ RALLY THE VALLEY at Desert Hills Community Church featured an awesome array of speakers including secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem, Rep. Paul Gosar, and Rep. Debbie Lesko alongside other special guests such as U.S. House candidate Kelly Cooper and Pam Kirby, Executive Director of the Arizona Republican Party.
Ari Bradshaw, NVYR President, started with an inspiring opening story of how he was thrown out of his house for being conservative, thinking for himself, and not wearing a mask. 🙁 But it was homelessness that led him to where he is today. Now he is a small businessman, musician, and free speech advocate! It’s like Pam Kirby said later that evening, “You cannot plan a path in politics – let the path take you where it goes.”
Eric Hayes, NVYR VP, told the audience to never compromise on your morals, values, and integrity. Politicians need to be transparent and represent the people they were elected to represent. He said there’s a big difference between lobbying and bribery. It’s fine for a constituent to seek to influence a public official on an issue by explaining its importance to you and your stakeholders. But it’s not right to bribe a public official to get them to vote your way. Hmm… ever wonder how so many politicians become so wealthy while in office???
Dr. Paul Gosar’s motto is “let’s be bold or go home.” He reminded the audience that America is NOT a Democracy, we’re a Republic. A lot of people are confused about that these days, but the founders specifically wanted to avoid mob rule like what the democrats are trying to do.
Mark Finchem’s message was simple: “Just follow the law!” He said that 70% of Americans know we’re being gaslighted.
Debbie Lesko spoke on the four pillars to turn our country around:
- Strong economy
- Safe nation
- Government held accountable
Kelly Cooper, a veteran and restauranteur, is running for Congress against Greg Stanton. He echoed what the others were saying about maintaining integrity in politics. “Never take a job for the money – take it for the experience.” He said this upcoming election is about security – both personal and financial.
It’s great to see so many people FIRED UP and and ready to get out and vote in November to save our great nation! Republicans can no longer sit back and play defense. True change starts with me, you, and us. Civic engagement is an important part of a citizen’s responsibility. Jenna at NVYR isn’t even old enough to vote, but she says “knocking on doors win wars” and what she’s doing is already having an impact.
Your participation is key! Rallies, town halls, and other events can only do so much. You also need to be invested in making phone calls, knocking on doors, and getting out in the community.
The North Valley Young Republicans are a group of under-40 conservatives located in northern Maricopa County, Arizona. We focus on Fountain Hills, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, Peoria, Surprise, and rural Maricopa. These areas include the new AZLD2, AZLD3, AZLD4, AZLD27, AZLD28, and AZLD29 in addition to the new AZCD1 and AZCD8.